Wage Inequality in Brazil Between Blacks and Whites Increases, Says IBGE

According to a survey released on Wednesday, May 6th, the average income of white workers was R$2,999 in 2019, while blacks earned an average of R$1,673

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The income gap between white and black workers increased in 2019, reaching its highest level since 2016, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). According to a survey released by the institute on Wednesday, the average monthly income of blacks was equivalent to 55.8 percent of that of whites.

According to a survey released by the institute on Wednesday, May 6th, the average income of white workers was R$2,999 in 2019. Blacks earned an average income of R$1,673. It was the second largest gap in the survey's . . .

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